Donald Geisler

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Donald Geisler
Born Donald David von Geisler III
(1978-10-06) October 6, 1978 (age 38)
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines
Style Taekwondo

Donald David "Donnie" von Geisler III[1] (born October 6, 1978) is a retired Filipino taekwondo athlete of German-American descent, who represented the Philippines in the Summer Olympic Games in the years 2000 and 2004. He is a 1998 Asian Games and World Cup Taekwondo Silver medalist, and won a gold medal for the men's lightweight division at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games held in Pasay City, Philippines before his retirement.[2]

Geisler is an AB Communication Arts graduate from the University of Santo Tomas.

Early life[edit]

Donald "Donnie" Geisler was born in Angeles, Pampanga to Donald David Geisler and Gracia Cantor Bayonito. His father was a U.S. Army colonel. Donnie is the third of the five children.

Donnie started playing taekwondo at the young age of seven. He was trained by a Korean trainer at his school during his elementary where he developed his skills for the sport.

Personal life[edit]

He has a son named Robbie. Donnie and Robbie’s mother were both college students when their son was born. They were not ready to get married because they just met only for a few months before. They decided to hold off wedding plans until they were sure marriage was the right step for both of them. It was a mature mutual decision. Years later, the two broke up. He is the older brother of actor Baron Geisler. The two of them joined a reality show Pinoy Big Brother in its celebrity edition.

Donnie met Jen da Silva inside the Big Brother house and they eventually got married. They now have a daughter named Frankie.

Career highlights / Achievements[edit]

2005 23rd Southeast Asian Games. GOLD
2003 22nd Southeast Asian Games. GOLD
2002 15th Asian Taekwondo Championships. BRONZE
2001 21st Southeast Asian Games. SILVER
2000 14th Asian Taekwondo Championships. SILVER
1999 20th Southeast Asian Games.GOLD
1998 Bangkok Asian Games. SILVER
1998 World Cup Taekwondo. SILVER
1996 1st World Junior Taekwondo Championships. BRONZE


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Southeast Asian Games Official Results". Retrieved 9 November 2012. 

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